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Serpent War #1 Reviews

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “Make no mistake, if you love pulp adventures you are positively going to be head over heels for this comic because it’s one giant love letter to the works of Robert E. Howard and the pulp genre in general.”

Capes & Scowls: “It’s really done well. The parallels between the different characters are really good.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “the issue does establish an exciting tone; anyone who enjoys a good pulp fantasy tale will appreciate it. When the issue ends with first meetings, readers will be eager to see what comes next.”

Comics: The Gathering: 7/10 “Serpent War #1 is an atmospheric introduction to an all-star roster of Robert E. Howard heroes — and Moon Knight. It sketches its characters in bold, pulpy strokes and delivers some passionate visuals”

Embrace Your Geekness: “I think the art was very special. It was the perfect feel for the story that was being told and the first few pages of the dream involving Niord was beautiful.”

Graphic Policy: 7.5/10 “The various eras and settings work well together and the teams present each page in the dreamlike storytelling that’s presented. Travis Lanham‘s lettering stands out as so many characters have a unique voice when it comes to that and it all enhances the read.”

Newsarama: 8/10 “Jim Zub’s clear reverence for the Robert E. Howard canon and research into Conan’s Marvel history, Conan: Serpent War stands as a respectfully entertaining pulp blockbuster, one graced with not one, but two game art teams providing solid cinematic pages. As Marvel’s first modern-era Robert E. Howard canon crossover event, Conan: Serpent War #1 sets the bar high.”

The Multiverse: 8/10 “The artwork is vividly detailed, with two teams handling different sections of the story. Vanesa R. Del Rey and Jean-Francois Beaulieu turn the sequences showing James Allison into vivid works of horror, reminiscent of the EC Comics of the early 1950s. The main section of the comic showing our heroes in action look more traditionally heroic but are no less skillfully brought to life by Scot Eaton, Scott Hanna and Frank D’Armata.”

Paint Monk’s Library: 10/10 “Conan: Serpent War #1 is a crowning achievement and my favorite comic so far in Marvel’s re-acquisition of the Howard properties. By Crom, this is how one bloody does it. Future authors, take note.”

The Pullbox: 10/10 “Zub goes all in to unite as crazy a selection of fictional heroes and anit-heroes as will ever be found on the page. He manages it, and I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “The interiors here are utterly marvellous to see. The linework is interesting and I like it because it has this throwback feel to it in a sense of what we saw in the 70’s, when coincidentally is also when Conan was published by Marvel.”

Sidekick Weekly Pull: “I loved issue #1 of Conan: Serpent War…As a Moon Knight fan it satisfied my craving for canon and continuity and it sets up the crossover well.”

Starships and Steel: 9/10 “I think the whole team has done a great job on this book right down to the Howard underpinnings across the whole thing. Using James Allison, a perhaps even MORE obscure character as the glue to hold this all together is pretty brilliant”

Super Powered Fancast: 9.6/10 “Zub manages to craft a story that is both entertaining and engaging in how those things come to pass. I like the tone and pace of this issue. There is an immediacy to the story, but it doesn’t feel rushed.”

Taran Barker: “This is a really good first issue. It does a great job setting up what we’re going to see in the later issues…I’d like to read more about all these characters.”

Villain Media: “Conan: Serpent War #1 mixes horror and action into a thrilling read. I love how the Marvel Universe and Robert E. Howard’s works are brought together for an epic crossover!”

Marvel Zub Comics Arriving in February 2020


BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #6
JIM ZUB (W) • SCOT EATON (A) • Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
GWEN STACY VARIANT COVER BY TODD NAUCK

An old S.H.I.E.L.D. cache of experimental technology is a ticking time bomb the Agents of Wakanda need to defuse — but only if they get there before DEADPOOL! Time for a rematch between the King of Wakanda and the Merc with a Mouth! And adding more fuel to fire — the return of the Livewires!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13
JIM ZUB (W) • ROGÊ ANTÔNIO (A)
Cover by E.M. GIST
Variant Cover by TONI INFANTE

A NEW ARC BY JIM ZUB & ROGÊ ANTÔNIO
INTO THE CRUCIBLE AS THE MARCH TO KHITAI BEGINS!

Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers as Conan finds himself in a city in the mystical Uttara Kuru, further on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever traveled. And with the new city comes new dangers! Unfamiliar with the language, Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible. The people of the city support their foreign champion…but what deadly traps does the Crucible hold, and what will Conan sacrifice to overcome his ordeal?

Writer JIM ZUB (SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME) and artist ROGÊ ANTÔNIO (CONAN 2099, X-MEN RED) lead Conan on an all-new journey, as we begin a new era for CONAN THE BARBARIAN into undiscovered country!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: HULK #1
JIM ZUB (W) • ARIEL OLIVETTI (A) • Cover by STONEHOUSE
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY PYEONG JUN PARK

HULK STARS IN THE SMASHING PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

The adventure leading to MARVEL’S AVENGERS rages on, with an all-new story leading directly into the events of the highly anticipated video game!

As the incredible HULK, the monstrous alter ego of scientist BRUCE BANNER, he’s done good for the world. But with the virtually uncontrollable, gigantic green rage monster always bubbling under his skin, Banner has teamed up with an inquisitive scientist in an attempt to regulate the beast once and for all. As their experiments go deeper, a catastrophic event may spell the end for more than just Banner’s curse!

Witness crucial incidents and intrigue in the saga tied to the earthshaking events in the MARVEL’S AVENGERS game next year!

32 PGS./ ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99


BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JIM ZUB
Penciled by LAN MEDINA & SCOT EATON
Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Our first line of defense in a world under siege from all sides! From the pages of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS come the Agents of Wakanda — assembled by the Black Panther to fight the foes that Earth’s Mightiest can’t! Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. T’Challa’s handpicked Agents can handle it all. But as Wakanda makes waves on the world’s map, not everyone is a fan. Now, General Okoye and T’Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and the Wasp on a global fight for survival! But when a source of dark energy emanates from a small Oklahoma town, is it a super villain…or a savior? What if the greatest threat to Earth…is the moon? And can the squad keep a S.H.I.E.L.D. cache of experimental technology out of Deadpool’s hands?

Collecting BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #1-5.
112 PGS./Rated T …$15.99 ISBN: 978-1-302-92008-1


LEGENDS OF MARVEL: X-MEN TPB
Written by LARRY HAMA, CHRIS CLAREMONT, SAM KIETH, JIM ZUB, JED MacKAY & ED BRISSON
Penciled by SCOT EATON, SALVADOR LARROCA, SAM KIETH, MAX DUNBAR, DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN, SCOTT HEPBURN & BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

Legendary storytellers tell new tales featuring classic heroes! He goes by many names — Logan, Weapon X, Patch — but most just call him the Wolverine! Three savage sagas show exactly why Wolverine is the world’s most dangerous mutant — and the best there is! Brace yourself for blood, blades and brutality — you asked for it, bub! Then, the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer unearth the secret history of Alpha Flight with tales spotlighting the Canadian team’s most iconic lineup! Finally, Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz reunite with the New Mutants for an untold tale from the past! Can the teen team cope with a haywire Warlock and the growing threat of Magik’s inner demon?

Collecting WOLVERINE: EXIT WOUNDS, ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH and NEW MUTANTS: WAR CHILDREN.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99 ISBN: 978-1-302-92194-1

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #3 Reviews

Adventures in Poor Taste: 7.5/10 “Although the roster is ever-expanding and evolving, it is nice to see each member have a brief moment to shine throughout the issue.”

Black Nerd Problems: 8.5/10 “This book is just all-around enjoyable and Medina’s art is on point. In a comic book world dominated by A-list heroes, it’s great that more obscure characters can get some love from talented creators.”

Chillmonger: 9/10 “continues to thoughtfully manage this newly assembled cast of Marvel heroes. As a fan of Champions, I say that this series is Champions with a grown-up Instagram filter.”

ComicBook.com: 8/10 “Once again Jim Zub’s comedic banter between teammates is the standout, with Okoye and Mockbird’s interactions being particularly funny.”

Comic Book University: “This is a really incredible story that has a whole bunch of really cool things I want to talk about.”

Comic-Watch: 9.4/10 “Artist Lan Medina isn’t a household name yet, but he should be, and I believe he will be soon. He’s consistently awesome, knows his stuff when it comes to visual storytelling, and is just simply, great.”

Screen Rant: “Jim Zub escalates the conflict at speed, moving from some classic horror tropes to sheer, Jack-Kirby-esque cosmic chaos.”

Super Powered Fancast: 9.4/10 “Lan Medina captures both characters, backgrounds and tech perfectly. All of the details in the art are fantastic and the action is brilliant in its scale and design.”

I’m the New Writer of CONAN THE BARBARIAN!

As revealed on the latest episode of the Marvel Pull List with Ryan Penagos and Tucker Markus, starting in February 2020 I’m the new ongoing writer of CONAN THE BARBARIAN!

Writing Conan again in Avengers: No Road Home was a blast, putting together Conan The Gambler and Serpent War was an unexpected thrill, and all of it has led to this, the chance to build all new ongoing stories of one of the most famous characters in sword & sorcery literature. It’s an absolute creative bucket list item for me, and I can’t believe all this has taken place over one year.

Rogê Antônio‘s line art is going to knock people out. It has a strong visual tie to the incredible work Masmud Asrar has been doing on the core title this year, but also manages to carve out its own distinct look. E.M. Gist‘s covers are classic pulp fantasy fare with all the grit and earthiness I could hope for. It’s a heck of a creative line up and I’m doing everything I can to live up to their top notch storytelling skills. Deep thanks to Mark Basso and C.B. Cebulski for this incredible opportunity and Jason Aaron for setting a high bar on the issues preceding mine.

My first issue is issue #13, the beginning of a new arc called Into the Crucible and here’s an advance look at the cover and solicitation for the first issue:


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by ROGÊ ANTÔNIO
Cover by E.M. GIST

A NEW ARC BY JIM ZUB & ROGÊ ANTÔNIO

INTO THE CRUCIBLE AS THE MARCH TO KHITAI BEGINS!

Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers as Conan finds himself in a city in the mystical Uttara Kuru, further on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever traveled. And with the new city comes new dangers! Unfamiliar with the language, Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible. The people of the city support their foreign champion…but what deadly traps does the Crucible hold, and what will Conan sacrifice to overcome his ordeal?

Writer JIM ZUB (SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME) and artist ROGÊ ANTÔNIO (CONAN 2099, X-MEN RED) lead Conan on an all-new journey, as we begin a new era for CONAN THE BARBARIAN into undiscovered country!


If you’ve ever enjoyed my comic work, especially my fantasy writing, I’m asking you to please consider pre-ordering issue #13 at your local comic shop – it would mean the world to me and the rest of the team. Then, get ready in February for Sword & Sorcery Splendor in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man Interview

I spoke to Josh Weiss at Marvel all about the upcoming Iron Man one-shot that’s a prequel to the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game. Get a sneak peek at where Tony Stark is at when the game begins and the Marvel Gamerverse being developed by the team at Crystal Dynamics. Read more here!

Talking Serpent War With Dynamic Forces

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about the upcoming Conan: Serpent War 4-part sword & sorcery epic that begins in December with Conan, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, James Allison, and Moon Knight! Give it a read and get ready for adventure!

Marvel Zub Comics Arriving in January 2020

BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #5
JIM ZUB (W)
SCOTT EATON (A)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA AUG198980
Variant cover by ADAM WARREN AUG198982

An old S.H.I.E.L.D. cache of experimental technology is a ticking time bomb the Agents of Wakanda need to defuse — but only if they get there before DEADPOOL! Time for a rematch between the King of Wakanda and the Merc with a Mouth! And adding more fuel to fire — the return of the Livewires!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CONAN: SERPENT WAR #3 (OF 4)
JIM ZUB (W)
IG GUARA & VANESA DEL REY (A)
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
VARIANT COVER BY KIM JACINTO

THE LAST STAND OF CONAN, DARK AGNES, SOLOMON KANE & MOON KNIGHT!
• CONAN and DARK AGNES face off against the servants of SET in STYGIA!
• SOLOMON KANE and MOON KNIGHT encounter a bizarre relic – but will it aid their quest, or doom their compatriots?
• And what deadly secret lurks in the mind of JAMES ALLISON?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

CONAN: SERPENT WAR #4 (OF 4)
JIM ZUB (W)
LUCA PIZZARI & VANESA DEL REY (A)
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN WARD

• At last – AGNES, KANE, and MOON KNIGHT join CONAN in the Hyborian Age for the final showdown between SET, the WYRM, and…KHONSHU?!
• JAMES ALLISON brought them together, but will KHONSHU tear them apart?
• The thrilling conclusion to the ages-spanning saga that will have ramifications on the future of the assembled cast!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

CONNECTING VARIANT Cover for CONAN: SERPENT WAR #1-4 by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: THOR #1
JIM ZUB (W) • ROBERT GILL (A)
Cover by STONEHOUSE

THOR’S MIGHTY PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!
The adventure leading to MARVEL’S AVENGERS continues, with an all-new story leading directly into the events of the highly anticipated video game! When the GOD OF THUNDER uses his mighty Mjolnir to aid TONY STARK, a.k.a. IRON MAN, with his latest experiment, why does this lead to an unexpected Asgardian encounter…and a one-on-one battle between THOR and the green gamma goliath known as THE HULK?! Is all as it seems, or is an ancient enemy planting seeds of distrust that will bloom into the disassembling of the AVENGERS?!
32 PGS./ ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99

Dreamfinders Interview

I spoke to Nathan Hartman at Walt Disney World News Today all about my creative career and what it was like working on the Disney Kingdoms: Figment series for Marvel, developing a back story for Dreamfinder and Figment from the Journey Into Imagination Epcot attraction. Give it a listen!

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 Reviews

Black Nerd Problems: 8.5/10 “Zub concludes a concise, two-issue intro by showcasing the inner strength of three of the characters. The team fights through the black demon monsters and are met with illusions of their fears and insecurities.”

Caped-Joel: 9/10 “A fast-paced, frenetic, fun as hell little superhero adventure. They’re really plunging into the Marvel superhero toybox and pulling out some gems.”

Chillmonger: 9/10 “In the span of a year, I went from rolling my eyes at Fat Cobra to Halloween costume considerations.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #2 teaches its readers two things: 1) Fat Cobra is awesome, and 2) This team-up book is a ton of fun.”

Comicon: 8/10 “a fun and interesting issue that does a great job of showing where our heroes are emotionally at this point in time…The story is solid, the characters are compelling, and the art is great. “

Comic-Watch: 9.2/10 “Wow, this was a fun issue!! I liked the story a lot and I was glad that Zub didn’t waste time building characters that we’re all familiar with. Add to that the amazing art of Medina and this one’s totally worth the price of admission!!”

Super Powered Fancast: 8.4/10 “Lan Medina’s art is amazing. Everything from the characters to the detailed backgrounds are thrilling to look at. Really love the action throughout.”

Prof. Thorgi Interview at NYCC

I spoke to Professor Thorgi at New York Comic Con this year. We chat about time management, writer’s block, juggling multiple projects, Dungeons & Dragons, Stone Star, working with Max Dunbar, Conan: Serpent War, meeting people at conventions, writing tutorials, and more!